M-Net (DStv 101)
Based on Louisa May Alcott's universally beloved novel, Little Women is a three-hour adaptation from the award-winning creator of Call the Midwife, Heidi Thomas.
Set against the backdrop of a country divided, the story follows the four March sisters: Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy on their journey from childhood to adulthood while their father (Dylan Baker) is away at war.
Under the guidance of their mother Marmee (Emily Watson), the girls navigate what it means to be a young woman: from gender roles to sibling rivalry, first love, loss and marriage.
Accompanied by the charming boy next door Laurie Laurence, their cantankerous wealthy Aunt March (Angela Lansbury) and benevolent neighbour Mr. Laurence (Michael Gambon), Little Women is a coming-of-age story that is as relevant today as it was on its original publication in 1868.
Although members of the Greenleaf family run a Memphis megachurch, their business and personal lives are tainted with greed, adultery and other sins.
In Season 2, the Greenleaf family tree will split at the root as Jacob ventures off to begin his new career with long-time rival church Triumph Ministries, breaking faith with his father, Bishop James Greenleaf (Keith David) while his mother, Lady Mae Greenleaf (Lynn Whitfield), struggles with Jacob's decision to abandon the family.
Meanwhile, after exposing her Uncle Mac's (GregAlan Williams) crimes, but failing to bring him to justice, Grace "Gigi" Greenleaf (Merle Dandridge) finds herself intrigued with someone new, Darius Nash (guest star Rick Fox), a local journalist who's been closely following the ongoing threats plaguing the Greenleaf empire.
Oprah Winfrey also returns in her guest starring role as Mavis McCready, the sister of Lady Mae Greenleaf and a close confidante to Grace Greenleaf.
Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole
Crime + Investigation (DStv 170)
Docu-Reality, True Crime
This eight-part docuseries tells the individual stories of eight previously convicted child offenders sentenced to mandatory life terms without parole who are now seeking resentencing, on the heels of a recent United States Supreme Court ruling.
While some may be resentenced to life, others could be immediately released or given a new sentence that makes them eligible for parole.
The new series chronicles the chilling crimes and the painful and emotional impact on the victims' family and friends as they grapple with the uncertain reality that these convicted offenders could possibly be released back into their communities.
Additionally, each episode will include exclusive commentary from the convicted offenders directly from prison as well as leading psychologists, law enforcement and reporters closest to each case as they provide their own unique perspective on the Supreme Court ruling and how its impacting each individual case.
The Pioneer Woman 20
Food Network (DStv 175)
Take one sassy former city girl, her hunky rancher husband and a band of kids, an extended family, cowboys, 3,000 wild mustangs, herd of cattle and one placid basset hound and you have The Pioneer Woman.
The Pioneer Woman is an open invitation into Ree Drummond's life — the award-winning blogger and cookbook author shares her special brand of home cooking, from throw-together suppers to elegant celebrations.
The series, set against the incredible story of life at home on the range, is the next best thing to actually sitting on a stool in Ree's kitchen.
In the Season 20 premiere, "One-Pot Wonders": Ree cuts down on the cleanup with four one-pot recipes.
The non-stick skillet is perfect for Breakfast Hash with fried eggs and a multi-pasta pot is all you need for Loaded Veggie Pasta.
A Dutch oven is the ideal choice for making Sweet Heat Chicken Thighs - an incredibly easy all-in-one super supper.
Finally, an old favourite gets a new role for a Shortcut Cast Iron Pizza that's off-the-scale delicious.
The Game 9
Vuzu (DStv 116)
Season 9 of The Game continues to explore the world of The San Diego Sabers through the eyes of its beloved characters, while bringing back some fan favourites to stir up the drama.
In Season 9, the new bond between Kiera and Malik affects everyone – on and off the field.
Tasha's new child forces her to make a life-changing decision where she must choose between her professional and personal life.
A few careless actions off the field have major repercussions for Blue. And even after her divorce is settled, Chardonnay has trouble letting go of Jason and vows to take revenge on him.
Meanwhile, Jason and Kelly make a surprising commitment as Jason's professional career hangs in the balance.
In the Season 9 premiere, "The Kiss Fallout Episode": When Blue discovers Keira and Malik together he initiates a brawl with Malik that is caught on surveillance tape.
Tasha does her best to cover up the Blue/Malik brawl.
TVSA Show Page: The Game 9